September 16, 2013

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THE MAIL
LEADING OFF
SPECIAL REPORT
The MMQB
NEW ORLEANS GETS ITS SEAN PAYTON BACK ON
THE YEAR AFTER HAS FINALLY ARRIVED FOR THE SAINTS—THE YEAR AFTER THEIR COACH'S SEASONLONG SUSPENSION, THE YEAR AFTER A HISTORICALLY AWFUL PERFORMANCE ON DEFENSE, THE YEAR AFTER ITS CITY HOSTED A SUPER BOWL TO WHICH THE TEAM WAS NOT INVITED. SO FAR, THE HEREAFTER FEELS FANTASTIC
JUNIOR JOHNSON
COLLEGE FOOTBALL
WIZARDS LIKE OZ
Wizards Like OZ
A WAVE OF SPELLBINDING YOUNG SHORTSTOPS IS RETURNING THE POSITION TO ITS ROOTS, MAKING RUN PREVENTION MORE VALUABLE THAN RUN PRODUCTION. THE STAR OF THIS MODERN GLOVE STORY? ANDRELTON SIMMONS, WHO'S ALREADY DRAWING COMPS WITH OZZIE SMITH—AND IS THE THINKING FAN'S MVP CANDIDATE
POINT AFTER
Departments
Keeping It Unreal
As a retired NFLer takes in the view from his couch, he finds that fantasy football looks a lot better than the fantasy of actual football
Good Johnny vs. Bad Johnny
Even after another highlight-reel stuffing week (426 yards, three passing TDs against Sam Houston State), Johnny Manziel remains a love-him or hate-him but impossible-to-ignore figure. As A&M's showdown with Alabama approaches (Sept. 14, 3:30 p.m.), try to match the opiner with his opinion.